The Amerex Team
We specialise in Home Additions and Renovations to Perth homes
The Amerex team are a diverse group of hard-working qualified home additions and renovation specialists who are passionate about their work. In the office we have a dedicated team managing your home renovation project thru the planning and design stage, assisting with your selections, and purchasing and ordering materials for your project.
Out in the field we have recruited a great team of friendly, courteous and professional trades. In fact, all Amerex staff and sub-contractors are committed to our Code of Conduct which ensures we maintain high standards in professionalism, integrity and high quality workmanship.
Builders Registration 9254
Steve is a second generation builder, and started in the industry as a Carpenter before becoming a Registered Builder. He went on to create Amerex in 1987, and since then has been involved with a staggering number of renovations and building projects, a number he estimates at around 500!
Steve is passionate about high quality workmanship, integrity and honesty. These essential core values are entrenched in the culture of Amerex, ensuring that the highest standards are expected and maintained by all staff and trades.
“I created Amerex because I could see a gap in the market for quality builders that also got to know and understand their clients. I get to know each and every one of our clients by listening to them, understanding what they need and what is important to them.
I manage every aspect of their construction project from the start to the end to ensure the details they want, and the quality that they demand is delivered. To me it is not just a building project, it is their home, and everything we do should be focussed on this.”
Bachelor of Business (Information Processing), Curtin University. Graduate Certificate in Professional Writing, Edith Cowan University. Australian HIA Business Partner of the Year 2013. WA HIA Business Partner of the Year 2012.
Suzanne has been with the business since 2010 and focusses on Business Systems, Procedures and Policies, HR, IT and Marketing. Prior to joining Amerex, Suzanne worked as a Business Systems Consultant within the IT sector. Over her career she has engaged in a variety of other roles, such as a Technical Writer, Quality Assurance Analyst, Systems Analyst, and even as a Computer Programmer in the early days.
Amerex now reaps the benefit of the knowledge, skills and business acumen that she has acquired over the years. Suzanne has implemented key changes to our back office, and drives our commitment to continual process improvement.
‘I believe that we can always improve, and that by continually striving for improvement on an ongoing basis, ensures that we aim high and maintain a high standard and high quality focus and culture. The end benefit for clients should be that we do not just meet their expectations, but we that we exceed their expectations.’
Bachelor of Architecture, Curtin University
Loreta has over 20 years experience as a Home Improvement Designer specialising in Home Renovations and Extensions, and Second Story Additions to existing homes. She has a particular interest in creating renewed spaces and improving client’s lifestyle by design.
Loreta’s starting point is to listen to how each household functions, and to understand the lifestyle of each family. Clients often comment that they were relieved to finally find someone that could listen, and then translate what they needed into a design that suited them.
Working closely with Steve from the beginning of every project ensures that the design translates into a practical building solution. In the early stages of projects, Loreta is often required to liaise with local councils and has developed good working relationships at these councils, and has achieved many positive outcomes for clients.
‘I appreciate the unique charm of character homes and enjoy designing solutions that breathe new life into existing communities and homes. Living in an older suburb myself, I understand and enjoy the challenges in these areas. It gives me a great sense of satisfaction to visit a home at the completion of a project to view the polished end product, and to delight in the obvious joy and lifestyle improvement that it has brought to the owners.’
Maryanne joined Amerex in early 2011, and with a multi-faceted role that encompasses a variety of duties. Her tasks include Accounts Receivable and Payable, Reception, Office Management, Council Liaison and generally assisting Steve as required.
Previously Maryanne has worked as a Supervisor and Team Manager, leading teams with a strong Customer Service focus in industries such as Banking, Insurance & Superannuation. Maryanne has amassed over 25 years of experience working in Customer Service related roles, and brings to Amerex a drive and commitment to Customer Service that rubs off on everyone around her.
‘One of my greatest passions is helping others to find solutions to meet their specific needs. As a member of Amerex and also Steve and Suzanne’s family, we have a commitment to working efficiently as a team to ensure quality in the delivery of services. Our shared values have built effective communication and a strong culture of teamwork. One of my favourite quotes is ‘Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.’
Pete Started with Amerex as a young and enthusiastic labourer in 2001. Steve was impressed with his work ethic and passion for building, and offered Pete the opportunity to complete a Carpentry apprenticeship. Pete successfully completed his apprenticeship in 2005, and has gone on to establish himself as a key member of team Amerex. He has left a couple of times to pursue travelling adventures, family projects and to work abroad, but has always returned.
In 2012, we sent Pete on the HIA Supervisor’s course to further develop his skill-set. His role of a Working Foreman means that he balances the art of supervising different aspects of jobs, whilst also being hands-on. Pete is passionate about quality workmanship, site efficiency and delivering in a timely manner.
‘The best thing about Amerex is the variety of work we do. Covering the full spectrum of building techniques there is never a dull moment. There is always another challenge around the corner and it’s great to be in the middle of it. With renovations and additions it means sometimes work is not just at a building site but somebody’s home which they still live in. Always doing our best to be respectful of their space and the impact to their existing environment. It’s really nice to create something valuable to the people that we get to know over the course of the build and all-in-all satisfying when the end result brings joy’.
Certificate IV in Business Administration
Kelly has a strong background in customer service and an exceptional set of administrative skills. Kelly is adept at relationship building, and has an excellent rapport with Suppliers and Subcontractors, and proven to be an asset in providing the key link between the office and the projects on site. Her ‘can-do’ attitude has made her a ‘go-to’ person, and clients are quick to note how helpful she has been, with nothing being too much trouble to follow up.
“Customer service to me is the opportunity to build rapport and make the client’s building process just that little bit easier. I love being able to grow within a team environment, and learn how to give more to others. I really enjoy the interaction with clients and find no problem answering even the most trivial questions. I get a deep sense of satisfaction when solving problems or helping clients in any way needed.”
George has just finished his first year at UWA and has been working for Amerex on holiday breaks since he was in Year 12. George is an exciting young man with many interests and talents. We are very thrilled to have him on board to produce a series of safety videos and marketing videos for Amerex. George is a rare commodity for a person of his age and rarely sits idle.
In addition to his part-time work for Amerex, George has been running a Surf Photography market stall at Scarborough, has another part-time job, produces promotional videos for a local Surfwear label and for a couple of up-and-coming Surfers. He spends as much time as he can at the beach either surfing or taking photos. You can follow his passion for surf photography on his Facebook or Instagram page.
“I have a passion for surf photography, digital imagery, music and combining them is when I am in my element. I have just completed my first year at UWA, studying a double major in Engineering and Integrated Design. In my future career, I hope to incorporate elements of digital design with engineering, and together with new and emerging technology, be innovative in finding solutions.”
Sam has been working on and off for Amerex for a couple of years. Sam works with us on a casual basis in between his football commitments.
Steve coached Sam as a junior footballer, and since then he has progressed to playing in several state teams, including captaining the WA State Indigenous team. In 2016 he has had an outstanding season in the WA State Under 18’s and has also showed his class at the WAFL League level playing for East Perth.
** Update ** Sam was selected by Port Adelaide as Pick 18 in the AFL Draft. Sadly you will no longer see Sammy on Amerex sites. You will now see him on the field playing for Port Adelaide! Best of luck Sammy, the entire team at Amerex are behind you and cheering you on!.
Five time Winner of the WA HIA Professional Builder / Renovator of the Year 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2009
Finalists WA HIA Professional Builder /Renovator of the Year 2016 | 2015 | 2010
National Winner of the Australian HIA Professional Builder / Renovator of the Year in 2014
A member of the Amerex team will arrange a time to discuss your
renovation and additions project and assess what stage you are at in the building process.
PO Box 328, North Perth WA 6906
ABN: 67 009 252 680 Builders Registration: 10250